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will wreck the climate and we will wreck the oceans. >>reporter: and big brand bikes mean business in india, as demand for luxury two wheelers revs up >>i walked into the mall and they had this showroom, i saw the bikes and i knew i had to get one. >>reporter: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. three decades of urbanization and economic reforms have lifted hundreds of millions of chinese out of poverty. the big concern now is how to keep feeding them. changing diet, increasing demand and tightening supply threaten the country's food security. it's a delicate balancing act and one that has implications for commodity markets worldwide. >>reporter: dragon spring village, in the hills above chongqing - where li xingming's family has worked the fields since the 19th century. >>before, our village never planted vegetables, only rice. now, we grow vegetables and we grow less rice, we just grow what we need. >>reporter: this growing and changing demand is coming from china's ever expanding cities -
backwaters across the country, it has big plans for the next five years as it seeks to boost incomes by at least 14 percent annually. >>the most meaningful economic decisions are made far away from beijing, in places like here - pengshui - over 1500 km south west of the capital. few if any here are interested in cooling economic growth or slashing investment plans as this is the only model they know that can provide jobs, spread more money around and, it's hoped, keep the people content. >>reporter: and in this belief, the local authority plans to plough some 2 billion us dollars every year into investment in buildings and infrastructure. >>the pace of our development is very fast - but we are very poor, we are backward, we are under developed, we're coming from a very low starting point. that's why, in our new five year plan our growth could reach 20 percent. >>reporter: one of pengshui's big ideas is to build a new city centre on this farmland, a 20 minute drive away. in a couple of years' time, the billion dollar project will be linked to the old districts via a tunnel through the
to translate into a big business opportunity, with adventure sports companies mushrooming across the country. 220 kilometres north of new delhi is rishikesh; a popular spot for an adrenaline soaked spot of white water rafting. >>you are just 4-5 hours away from delhi, so close to it, but still you feel you are so away from it. it's another world >>many local people have joined this industry. the rafts have become cheaper, and the government offers many subsidies and cheap loans. that's why the prices we charge customers have fallen too. >>reporter: hardcore enthusiasts are adding and promoting new competitive events every year. at the bangalore adventure race, competitors combined cycling with rock climbing to push the limits of endurance. >>we're about 5 hours into the race, and we're at the bouldering area. and this is one of the most difficult part of the race today. the participants have already cycled 50 kilometres, and 12 kilometres of very, very technical trail. they're cramping, and they can't lift their legs, and their arms are tired. >>this is my first adventure race. i've always b
. >>reporter: why hydroelectric power is a big draw for energy intensive industries around the world. >>things like the smelting of aluminium of bauxite you're going to need huge quantities of power andfor that hydropower does seem to be the obvious solution >>reporter: and how social media can be an amazing source of market research, if companies can sort through the vast amounts of consumer comments posted online. >>the scale of data mining is increasing all the time. the cost of, the unit cost of data mining is going down all the time. >>reporter: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. at the start of the year egypt surprised the world,by overthrowing the regime of president hosni mubarak. six months on and the country is at a crossroads. the revolution appears to have stalled, parts of the economy have been badly battered and protestors are back in the streets. >>reporter: cairo in july. the arab spring has given way to the arab summer. the city is boiling hotbut despite the heat hundreds of p
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